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Seleucid Legal Text (Sale Of A House Plot)

UnknownHellenistic Period, Seleucid Dynasty, 10 July 223 BC

Oriental Institute Museum

Oriental Institute Museum
Chicago, United States

This Akkadian legal text is dated to July 10, 223 BC. It shows the appearance of cuneiform towards the end of the script's life. The text is a deed recording the sale of some house plots in Uruk during the Seleucid period.

Details

  • Title: Seleucid Legal Text (Sale Of A House Plot)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Hellenistic Period, Seleucid Dynasty, 10 July 223 BC
  • Physical Location: Chicago, IL
  • Location Created: Uruk, Iraq
  • Physical Dimensions: H: 10 x L: 11.7 x W: 3.4 cm
  • Provenance: Purchased by James Henry Breasted in 1920
  • Type: Tablet, Clay
  • Rights: © Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
  • External Link: Oriental Institute, OIM A2519, D. 9172, Exhibit Catalog: Visible Language (Cat. No. 53)
  • Medium: Clay, Baked
  • Photographer: Anna R. Ressman
  • Photograph Registration Number: D. 9172
  • Object Registration Number: OIM A2519

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